About Us

The School Sport Unit (SSU) is part of the Arts, Sport and Initiatives, Student Support and Specialist Programs Directorate within the Department of Education. 

The SSU provides carefully planned, adaptable and enjoyable physical activity experiences for all students in NSW public schools. These programs are encouraged by devoted principals and delivered by highly skilled, motivated teachers who positively shape young people to become engaged in their communities and to lead happy, rewarding lives through a lifelong connection to sport and physical activity.

Our vision is to be the benchmark for equitable and inclusive provision of school sport and physical activity initiatives in Australia. This is achieved through delivering six key programs:

  1. Representative school sport pathway
  2. School Swimming and Water Safety Program
  3. NSW Premier's Sporting Challenge
  4. Disability and participation
  5. Policy and guidelines
  6. Teacher professional learning

Main contacts

Leader School Sport Unit
Peter Banks

T: 9508 5542

M: 0429 125 959

E: peter.banks@det.nsw.edu.au